Top 10 Halloween drinks
Featuring hip, horror-themed cocktails, pig’s blood and chicken bone, we round up a collection of drinks suited to conjuring up a night of frightful imbibing this Halloween.
Calls for alcohol calorie labels ‘miss the point’
Calls made by health professionals to label alcohol with its calorie content “miss the point rather spectacularly”, according to a body which represents British advertisers.
A glittering beach party in Cannes, cocktails in Mayfair, pumpkins, David Beckham and a 50-year-old single malt – it’s been another busy week for the drinks business.
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What better way to finish our focus on international duty free sales than with the top-selling Champagne’s at Dubai International Airport.
Instead of long-awaited cases of Château Lafite or Latour, investors in the failed, Paris-based, 1855.com, are being offered basic Bordeaux.
Chapel Down’s CEO has predicted consolidation among English wine producers, describing his own business as being in “a fairly aggressive” position to snap up smaller players.
The chief executive of the UK Civil Service will step down from his role at SABMiller after health professionals claimed it represented an “inexplicable and troubling” conflict of interest.
The newly formed Britain’s Beer Alliance has launched with a £10 million campaign and TV advert to get people thinking differently about beer.
The Serious Fraud Office is to carry out a criminal investigation into the finances of UK supermarket Tesco.
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UK wine merchant Corney & Barrow’s recent rejection of a suspect case of 1947 Burgundy illustrates its on-going drive to shut out fakes and build consumer confidence in fine wine.
As Asian demand grows for top-end Italians, UK wine merchants are upbeat about Italy’s prospects.
Grahams’ rare old tawny Port release, the 130-year-old Ne Oublie has launched in Hong Kong, the first Asian market to receive the wine.
The Tesseron family claims to remain in the dark over the rejection of the 2012 vintage of its second wine by the AOC board.
International DJ David Guetta has signed a deal with GH Mumm, releasing a video with the Champagne house for his latest track ‘Dangerous’.
The Champenois are becoming increasingly focused on improving oxygen management at disgorgment to lower levels of sulphur dioxide.
As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.
A bottle of 1914 Pol Roger Champagne harvested to the sound of gunfire sold for £5,640 at Bonhams auction house in London this morning.
A French burglar was nabbed by police after settling in for some TV and a bottle of Champagne then forgetting to make a getaway.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.